November Day

Feb 24, 2022 | Music, Songs | 0 comments

I wrote this song in early 2017 while Eve and I were travelling around Australia with our camper trailer. It was intentionally ambiguous because I figured that its real subject would cease to be relevant after a while. I wish I’d been right about that.

Once you know that the song is about my reaction, an an expatriate American, to the election of the last US president, the lyrics make a lot more sense.

I’ve revived it now for a couple of reasons. The first is that I always liked it as a song but could never do it justice with just my guitar and my voice. It always felt like it needed more instruments and a better voice. Since I’m teaching myself how to produce sings it seemed to be a good selection. It could still use a better voice, but I work with what I have.

The other is because, as time goes on the danger that Trump poses to the USA. a country that still holds most of my family and lots of friends, seems to be growing. Whether or not he’s around for the next couple of elections it sure looks like the US is moving in the direction of authoritarian government. Elections will only be considered valid if Republicans win. I watch what’s happening and think that November Day still makes a lot of sense.


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